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Technical Advisor, Community Services at Jhpiego

Job Title: Technical Advisor, Community Services

The Community Services Technical Advisor will provide technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of community outreach for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria

 

Qualification:

  • Degree in social sciences, health sciences or nursing required. Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience applying community outreach approaches
  • At least five (5) years’ experience training community health workers and/or CBOs in HIV and/or TB interventions

 

Skills/Requirements:

  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, performance and quality improvement, psychosocial support, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Nigeria healthcare system
  • Ability to liaise with MOH and DHMT staff, NGOs, FBOs, and CBOs
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff
  • Proven track record managing a project team and fostering team work
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English
  • Computer literacy including strong skills in word processing and Excel
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance, mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
    • Community level communication campaigns that focus on modification of behavior and inform key community stakeholders;
    • Develop service delivery strategies for accessing hard-to-reach populations, including the identification of opportunities to integrate HIV/TB/PMTCT/MNCH services with non-health sectors;
    • Identify and collaborate with agencies/organizations implementing community-based activities;
    • Work as part of the technical team to carry out a targeted assessment of community and family behaviors related to HIV, TB and PMTCT/MNCH;
    • Provide technical guidance to support the linking of health facilities, CBOs and communities;
    • Conduct mapping exercises to identify existing resources, including social support services, nutritional support services and religious or other counseling/support.
    • Develop/revise evidence-based clinical training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed for implementation of community outreach activities; and
    • Integrate project within DHMT framework.
  • Link community efforts with national community health worker revitalization program
  • Support peer educator follow-up and supportive supervision to community health workers, CBOs and/or community health workers
  • Actively participate in all relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups
  • Analyze potential HIV and community health strategies within the context of the program and explain these, as necessary, to policymakers, funding agencies, and/or program staff
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to training and service delivery gaps, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement and training.
  • Regularly report to the Technical Director, and program and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertise
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for quality improvement
  • Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conference
  • Assist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports

Nigerian nationals encouraged to apply

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